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Not everyone jumping on the BC balanced budget bandwagon

Not everyone jumping on the BC balanced budget bandwagon

BC Finance Minister Michael de Jong delivered the government’s third consecutive balanced budget saying the document builds toward a stronger and more diversified economy and delivers additional support to British Columbians who are most in need.

However, not everyone is lining up to jump on the bandwagon of the Liberal Finance Minister.

Here are some of the reactions to the 2015 BC Budget:

The BC School Trustees Association

BC Finance Minister brings in balanced budget

Minister of Finance Michael de Jong

The B.C. government’s third consecutive balanced budget builds toward a stronger and more diversified economy and delivers additional support to British Columbians who are most in need, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

“The discipline we showed through the recession to bring the budget into balance has given us the flexibility to make modest, strategic investments that maintain public services like health care and education, as well as strengthen and encourage growth in key economic sectors," said Minister of Finance Michael de Jong.

Nelson City Council Notes: Hall Street project and dogs on Baker get the green light; council seeks big federal funding; and community groups present their case

The calm before the storm on Hall Street? —The Nelson Daily photo

Council approves Shores to Stores project in close vote

After discussing the issue earlier in the day, Nelson City Council passed a motion approving the Stores to Shores Downtown Revitalization project in what was a close vote.

Despite being divided on certain aspects of the project, council gave the first phase of the project the go-ahead with a tally of four votes to two – with Councilors Cherbo and Morrison opposed, and Purcell, Dailly and Warmington, as well as mayor Kozak in favour.

Councilor Adams was not present for the vote.

Crowds Show Their Support For Missing & Murdered Women Memorial March

 A large crowd of supporters paraded through Nelson Saturday as part of the memorial march to bring awareness to the 1,200 aboriginal women nationwide who have been murdered or are missing. — Eva Brownstein photos

by Eva Brownstein, The Nelson Daily

A large crowd gathered Saturday outside the Nelson City Hall to honor and bring awareness to the 1,200 aboriginal women nationwide who have been murdered or are missing.

Waving banners reading, "No More Stolen Sisters" the crowd marched Baker Street holding a knotted rope, which organizer Leah Lychowyd said represented "that every life is sacred and that we need to hold each other up".

ShutDownCanada protests fizzle across Canada

A small number of protesters slowed traffic on Baker Street Friday afternoon as part of the ShutDownCanada demonstrations. — Bruce Fuhr photos

The ShutDownCanada protests held across Canada Friday afternoon failed to deliver the bang activists had hoped would happen.

In Nelson, as was the case in most major cities in Canada, only a handful of protesters took to Baker Street to call for independent inquiry into the 2000+ cases of missing or murdered indigenous women and slam Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

An Individual vs His Community: Pulling in Different Directions.

coastal scene

Coastal First Nations Say Eagle Spirit Pipeline Announcement Is Misleading; Pipeline Has No Support on BC Coast

First Nations opposition to heavy oil exports on the BC coast is unanimous, including in Eagle Spirit President’s home community of Lax Kw’alaams.

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA (February 12, 2015) - The Coastal First Nations say a recent announcement by Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd. is misleading because it ignores unanimous opposition among First Nations communities on the BC coast.

Marten Kruysse Honoured

Marten Kruysse Honoured

Rossland City  Council Meeting, February 10, 2015.

LETTER: The flip side of the Connors Road controversy

LETTER: The flip side of the Connors Road controversy

Dear Editor.

Some thoughts on the Connors Road Bike trail connector..... I commend the city council for completing this project.

I read the newspaper concerning the presentation to council from some of the "affected" residents of Connor's  Road, and it seemed to contain a lot more heat than light.

Toilet rebate program reduces drain on water supply

Toilet rebate program reduces drain on water supply

City officials are flush with the success of their annual toilet rebate program, part of a range of initiatives the city is undertaking to plunge residents' environmental footprint and city water management needs.

The City of Castlegar’s Toilet Rebate Program provides a utility tax rebate to single- and multi-family homeowners who replace an existing 13-litre toilet or greater with a low-flush toilet (6-litre or less).

Why should I replace my large volume toilet?

NDCC AQUATIC RENOVATIONS 2015 QUICK FACTS

NDCC AQUATIC RENOVATIONS 2015 QUICK FACTS

General  

Why is the NDCC Aquatic Centre closing in spring 2015?

The RDCK needs to complete critical upgrades the pool area or “natatorium.” This work will extend the life of aquatic centre by about 40 years.

When will the facility close and reopen?

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